The rice cooker. Not only does this convenient little machine prepare a pot of rice with just the push of a button, but it can also be used to steam vegetables, bake cakes, and much more! Our researchers here at RocketNews24 have been working around the clock to uncover the true potential of the rice cooker by testing a number of bold, innovative recipes. Today, we’d like to share what is perhaps the most exciting find of our research thus far: a Big Mac, french fries and chicken nuggets taste amazing when cooked in a rice cooker.

Thursday Throwback is your peek into the archives of RocketNews24, featuring articles from back when we were just getting started. We’d hate for you to miss any of the quality quirky news from Asia and Japan just because you recently stumbled upon our site. And if you’re a devout RN24 reader, thanks for sticking around! Enjoy this blast from the past! 

(Originally posted on December 12, 2011)

When we first tried this recipe, we were blown away by how miraculously well this unconventional combination came out, and therefore decided to name it the “McDonald’s Miracle Steamed Rice,” or “McMiracle Rice.”

We’ve included the recipe for you to try at home as well as a step-by-step picture guide.

McDonald’s Miracle Steamed Rice

1. Wash rice
*Steaming too much rice will weaken the flavor so we recommend keeping the amount to 1-2 cups. Add water after washing the rice thoroughly.

2. Add McDonald’s french fries
*Place on top of the rice in the water. The fries will begin to absorb the water, but you will add Coca Cola to compensate later so there’s no need to add more.

3. Add Big Mac
*We recommend removing the bottom bun from the Big Mac before placing it in the pot to prevent it from getting soggy. Leaving the top bun on is optional, but should be removed after cooking if it absorbs too much moisture during the steaming process.

4. Add chicken nuggets

*Be sure to add an appropriate amount of ketchup after placing the chicken nuggets in the pot! We cannot stress enough how important the ketchup is to this recipe. After following step 2, it’s not like you have anything to lose anyways.

5. Top off the water with Coca Cola ZERO
*Be sure not to use regular Coca Cola as it causes your McMiracle Rice to turn out too sweet.

6. Start the rice cooker
*Use the standard setting you normally use when cooking regular white rice. It may take a little longer to cook than usual, but we guarantee it will be worth the wait.

7. Lovin’ it
*Before you dig in, check the buns to make sure they’re not soggy. If you’ve got soggy buns, take them out, put them in a frying pan and make some french toast. If your buns managed to keep relatively dry during the steaming process, you’ve got something to work with. Squeeze some more ketchup on for an even better taste.

We know that some of you out there are thinking that this is just a waste of a perfectly good McDonald’s meal. But think about this: how many people do you think accused Sir Alexander Flemming of wasting perfectly good mold when he invented penicillin? While McMiracle Rice isn’t quite as revolutionary as the invention of penicillin, we’re not lying when we say this is a damn good recipe.

Of course, you don’t have to take our word for it; give it a try and let us know what you think!

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